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Cary Adams doing acoustic radar research during a residency at the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Adams, Cary

  • Associate Professor of Art, Environment, and Emerging Practices

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Interests: Environmental Art and Humanities; New Media; Social Practice

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Barhaugh-Bordas, Paloma

  • Assistant Professor

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Interests: Reproducible media; Research-based studio practices; Social rituals; The combining of art and design

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Berlo, Janet Catherine

  • Professor, Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies

Interests: Native American art and visual culture; The politics of representation; Museum studies and critique; Quilt, craft, and “folk art” ; History and historiography; Issues of materiality both old and new

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Carl Chiarenza

Chiarenza, Carl

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Artist in Residence

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Peter Christensen

Christensen, Peter

  • Assistant Professor of Art History

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Interests: 19th and 20th century architectural history, particularly Europe and North America’s international engagement with the Islamic world; history and aesthetics of infrastructure and industry; historicism; cartography and architecture; critical digital humanities

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Crimp, Douglas

  • Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History and Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies

Interests: Contemporary art; criticism and theory; dance and dance film

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Duro, Paul

  • Professor, Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies

Interests: theories of imitation; history painting; hierarchy of the genres; theories of the sublime; frame discourse and analysis; word and image studies; travel writing

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Haidu, Rachel

  • Associate Professor, Art History
  • Chair, Department of Art and Art History

Interests: Modern, postwar and contemporary art; Eastern European postwar and contemporary art; artist's films and videos; contemporary painting; history of photography; national identity and transnationalism; critical theory and poststructuralist theory; feminism, gender and race studies; visual studies

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Heuer, Christopher P.

  • Associate Professor of Art History

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Heather Layton

Layton, Heather

  • Senior Lecturer

Interests: Contemporary art; Painting; Art as activism; Storytelling; Magical realism; Mexican religious art; Democratic dialogue; Intrinsic motivation

Evelyne Leblanc-Roberge

Leblanc-Roberge, Evelyne

  • Assistant Professor of Art & Lens Based Media

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Interests: Photography and Video Installation; Representation of Space; Site-Specificity ; Frame Theory; Trompe l'oeil; Book Making; Maps and Floor Plans; Notion(s) of time; Fictions and Documents

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Lewis, Jacob W.

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History
  • Associate Academic Director, Photographic Preservation and Collections Management Program

Interests: History of photography; Nineteenth-century French art; Critical theory of technology; History of the printed image; Twentieth-century American art

Lihong Liu

Liu, Lihong

  • Assistant Professor of Art History

Interests: Chinese art; Critical theories; Landscape and environment; Art, science, and technology; Material culture; Transcultural studies

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Saab, A. Joan

  • Associate Professor of Art History and Visual and Cultural Studies

Interests: Twentieth-century American cultural history; media and culture; urban and community studies; popular culture; cultural studies; aesthetic categories and values

Grace Seiberling

Seiberling, Grace

  • Associate Professor

Interests: Nineteenth-century painting and photography, especially Impressionism; Early British photography; Museums

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Smith, Alexander

  • Adjunct Instructor of Art and Art History

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Allen Topolski

Topolski, Allen

  • Associate Professor
  • Undergraduate Advisor, Studio Arts

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Interests: Studio production that incorporates found materials and a variety of processes to explore nostalgia and memory in technologies of domesticity and convenience.

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Sharon Willis

Willis, Sharon

  • Professor, Art and Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies

Interests: Film history and theory; visual and cultural studies; women's studies and feminist theory; comparative literature and critical theory; French cinema; 19th and 20th century French literature